April 2016

April 2016


“Maleficent” by Lindsay Mical received 515 votes earning her the “People’s Choice

State of Delaware Involves Community

Prior to the awards reception on March 12th, the Delaware Division of the Arts posted images of all the artwork on their Facebook page and asked the public to choose this year’s “People’s Choice” winner by liking their favorite piece.  The piece with the most likes at the end of the voting period would be announced the winner at their awards reception.  However, this was no easy task, especially with 237 wonderful pieces to choose from.  In the end, Lindsay Mical’s works on paper piece entitled “Maleficent” (pictured) was named the “People’s Choice” with an amazing 515 votes!  

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Chief Operating Officer, Walter Douglas poses with winners during their February Award Ceremony.

Five Years for Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Walter Douglas, Chief Operating Officer for Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, greeted an energetic crowd at the awards reception for their Fifth Anniversary National Arts Program® Exhibit. He spoke about the importance of art in the workplace and the tremendous talent within their community of employees. There were over 175 guests in attendance for the reception, including 75 artists. 

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Woven: An examination of traditional woven textiles through quilting; Rebeka Branagan; Intermediate, Second Place; Craft; Employee; School of Medicine

Impressive Turnout for Arts & Health at Duke

Through the tireless efforts of coordinator Jennifer Collins-Mancour and the Arts & Health team they achieved the participation goal they set for themselves this year.  A total of 141 artists submitted their works for the show which opened on March 4th. Three months prior to their cut-off they advertised and marketed the event heavily through email, direct newsletters, Twitter, Facebook and the articles written by Duke Media. 

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An App That Pushes Aside the Art World Curtain

'New work' by Rembrandt unveiled in Amsterdam may change future of art

For the Love of Bad Art

The Harvard Library That Protects The World's Rarest Colors

The First Undersea Art Museum In The Atlantic: Swim Through Hundreds Of Life-Size Sculptures

Alex Hernandez
Alex Hernandez – Winner of "Best of the Best" for 2015

Although art has been part of Alex Hernandez’s life as far back as he can remember, like many employees who participate in the National Arts Program® exhibitions, he doesn’t utilize his artistic abilities on a daily basis at his job with VIA Metropolitan Transit. Instead, he creates one or two pieces a year to enter in the annual NAP show.  Alex, who is a self-taught artist, had received an Honorable Mention award and a Second Place award for the artworks he had entered in the NAP shows over the past four years. 

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VIA Metropolitan Transit

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"Juanita" by Alex Hernandez
Artist: Alex Hernandez


The NAP would like to extend our congratulations to the “Best of the Best” First Runner-Up, Stephanie Berry and Second Runner-Up, Megan Dauerman who both received a remarkable number of “likes” for their pieces.

First Runner-Up “Migration" by Stephanie Berry

First Runner-Up
Stephanie Berry
State of Delaware

690 Votes

Second Runner-Up “Recalling Lichtenstein” by Megan Dauerman

Second Runner-Up
“Recalling Lichtenstein”
Megan Dauerman
Atlantic Health System

208 Votes